Nordic Baltic Universities boosting entrepreneurial and innovation support systems
NOBALIS is implemented by a Nordic- Baltic region consortium consisting of five universities with background in life sciences, agriculture and technologies and two organizations specializing in technology transfer, start-up support and acceleration programs. The focus is to develop, share and expand innovation and entrepreneurship support capabilities in the areas of sustainable food production, circular economy, and development of new green value chains, in line with the research areas of the participating HEIs, and regional smart specialization strategies.
The project builds on a focused Innovation Vision Action Plan (IVAP) and combines variety to activities such as Entrepreneurship and Innovation Capacity Development Program for students and staff; start-up and mentor support; mapping of entrepreneurship and innovation courses, support for curricula and pedagogical tools development; mapping of institutional entrepreneurship and innovation support structures, practices and policies; creation of new partnership activities and development of an idea bank and videos. Through peer to peer leaning, co-creation and sharing of good institutional practices the project strives to create systematic impact, build institutional innovation and entrepreneurship capabilities, create strong partnerships and facilitate the knowledge transfer across HEIs beyond the NOBALIS project period.
Total budget: 1 200 000
Duration: July 2022- June 2024
NOBALIS is part of HEI Initiative program of the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) (cohort 2) and is funded by the European Union. The aim of the HEI Initiative is to increase the innovation and entrepreneurial capacity in higher education by bringing together HEIs in innovation value chains and ecosystems across Europe.